The annual Record Store Day celebration has become a highly anticipated event with incredible in-store concerts and more than 150 exclusive releases on CD, DVD and vinyl. Each year, the level of expectation is a little higher, and Boise's own Record Exchange never disappoints: This year, you might find an exclusive from Owl City or Of Montreal; an old-school gem from the Rolling Stones or the Sex Pistols; or a posthumous pearl from Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley or John Lennon.
This year, RX ratcheted up the coolness by sponsoring a Mixtape Contest. The winner's mix will be played during store hours. They'll crank it up with Boise Rock School, musicians busking outside and a bake sale by Go Listen Boise. They'll turn up the volume by adding a performance from Everest and then they'll blow-out your mind speakers with an exclusive performance by Josh Ritter.
Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., FREE. Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., recordexchange.com.